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Shadestream is meant to be the creative outlet for my solo musical meanderings.
Why this name?
Many years ago,sitting in the shade by a stream, I thought, Shadestream....That would be a cool name for a band.
Do you play live?
Until very recently I played guitar for a Garage/Alternative/Psychedelic/Folk band called The Steeds. The band wasn't playing out as much as I'd like, and the musical direction was not the path I wished to follow. At 51, lugging heavy equipment around has gotten old...lol...but as long as I can pull my Fender Twin amp out of the trunk of my car without hurting myself, I'm still up for playing out. Again, Shadestream is meant as a studio solo outlet.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
I think it is awesome how the 'net has made many great unheard of bands available to the general public; I do fear, however, that people have lowered their standards in acceptance of the mp3 format.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
They would have to pay me a LOT of money and I would have to have absolute control of my music, image, and production...so it's probably not going to happen. At this point in my life I am steering myself towards more songwriting and composing.
The study of History is a waste of Time.....
Long time fan of Yes, Pink Floyd and very early Genesis. I have a high appreciation for the energy of the 60's garage bands like Chocolate Watchband, Beau Brummels, Ugly Ducklings, Barry and The Remains, 13th Floor Elevators....the list is endless...
Montreal is my favorite city; Maine in the Summer is my usual state of Mind...
Fender twin reverb amp; an assortment of guitars...Gibson, Fenders, and Danelectro's; Yamaha keyboard and drum machine and a Wurlitzer electric Piano (same model Richard Wright used on early Floyd tours)...
I now do all my home recording on computer using Cubase.